LONDON – This November, Sotheby’s will stage Bowie/Collector, a three-part sale encompassing some 400 items from the private collection of legendary musician David Bowie. At the heart of of the sale is a remarkable group of more than 200 works by many of the most important British artists of the 20th Century, including Frank Auerbach, Damien Hirst, Henry Moore and Graham Sutherland.
Sotheby’s forthcoming Prints & Multiples and Made in Britain sales, which take place on 27 and 28 September respectively, comprise a selection of works by some of the most influential artists of the post-war and contemporary periods, including Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton, Marc Quinn and Banksy. The works included in these sales provide an intriguing view of the artistic approaches to contemporary cultural icons. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
The sunshine may not be guaranteed but there are still plenty of British summer traditions to enjoy whatever the weather - from visiting iconic landmarks and watching royal traditions to going for a pint in a beer garden or playing with friends in the park. But ‘staycations’ aren’t for everyone and for others it’s the perfect time to set off with the family to popular holiday resorts overseas. Click ahead to see selected works from the upcoming Made In Britain sale that reflect just some of fun of the Great British holiday season. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
NEW YORK – “How chic is it to have a French 18th-century chair next to a steel Maria Pergay chair with contemporary art in the background?” asks interior decorator Alex Papachristidis. While many would find this mélange of styles intimidating to execute, Papachristidis fully embraces the art of mixing. “To me, when you live with individual taste, that’s real style.” Born and raised on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Papachristidis has been internationally admired for his saturated colours, attention to detail and use of eclectic influences ever since establishing his firm in 1987. Now bringing his astute eye and knowledge of decorative arts history to Sotheby’s, Papachristidis shopped our cross-category Contemporary Living sale to share his best tips for blending contemporary and traditional interiors. Read on to discover his favourite lots and why he believes that “if you’re collecting great art, you should also be collecting great furniture.”
David Bowie was a musician, actor and icon, as well as a publisher, curator and magazine editor with Modern British art at the heart of those passions. Born in South London, it’s perhaps no surprise that he was drawn to chroniclers of the capital’s streets such as Harold Gilman and Frank Auerbach while he also collected St Ives-based painter Peter Lanyon in particular depth. However, his collection is by no means limited to British art alone and also encompasses Contemporary African art, self-taught artists from Vienna’s Gugging institution, as well as designs by Ettore Sottsass and the revolutionary Memphis group. Click ahead to see selected highlights from the collection, set to be unveiled in its entirety in the coming weeks and months. LAUNCH SLIDESHOW
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